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About TDP_Equinox

  • Title
    LTT's Unofficial Malware Expert, and G3258 hater; Weeb imitator
  • Birthday 1997-09-18

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  • Gender
  • Location
    My room, Duh!
  • Interests
  • Biography
    #1 at blowing compressed air on a hot capacitor and exploding it in my face!
    I sell things, ask me!
  • Occupation
    Bench Tech/iOS Warranty Tech/Content Manager/Administrative Staff @ Local store.


  • CPU
    Intel I7 4790K @4.5Ghz & 1.29V
  • Motherboard
    MSI Z97 Gaming 7
  • RAM
    24GB Of Random Branded DDR3 1600
  • GPU
    Asus Strix GTX 1070, OC at 2.2Ghz
  • Case
    Corsiar graphite series 760T
  • Storage
    1TB 850 Evo, 480GB Sandisk Ultra II SSD,1TB WD Black (on RMA), Seagate Baracuda 1TB, Seagate Baracude 3TB 2TB WD Blue, 1TB My Passport, 2TB My Passport, plex server
  • PSU
    Cooler master V850
  • Display(s)
    Benq XL2730Z 1440P 144Hz, LG 27MK400H, Benq XL2411 144Hz.
  • Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15
  • Keyboard
    CM Quickfire MX Blues, Razer Blackwidow Tournament edition (greens).
  • Mouse
    Logitech G900 Chaos (Main) Steelseries Rival FADE (Courtesy of Edzel Yago), Steelseries Rival 300 Hyperbeast Special Edition.
  • Sound
    Edifier SB1000DB, Senheisser HD598SE with AudioEngine D1 DAC, Yamaha MG06X Mixer and Audiotechnica AT2020
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro x64

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  1. TDP_Equinox

    Help... again

    I would try a fresh install of the OS and if that doesn't solve the issue, either use a PCIE NIC, or buy a new motherboard.
  2. TDP_Equinox

    Help... again

    Is there any damage to the motherboard? Any of the metal tabs from the IO Shield stuck in ports? Are all the standoffs installed correctly, with the motherboard seated correctly? Does it work with a PCIE NIC/Wireless card?
  3. TDP_Equinox

    All VGA connections have flicker

    I'd tried that. It's more like the incorrect refresh rate was being used. I've got a new PSU plugged in, and so far it seems to have fixed the issue. Very interesting, but glad I made the topic as I didn't make the connection between dirty power and analogue display. I'll mark it as solved for now, thanks for the fresh eyes! EDIT: This SORT OF solved my issue. The short version is, my PSU was fine, it was the power bar I had it plugged into that was bad. When I tried a new PSU, I plugged it into a different power bar to test; and it seemed fine. So when I redid the bench with the new PSU, I was confused to see that the issue had returned. Then it clicked; two different power bars. It's now several hours later, I've gotten no work done, and the entire bench has been ripped apart and put back together with all new power bars, network switches, and a few new USB hubs. I'm sure they're going to love seeing 3 hours of overtime and $200 in write offs tomorrow, but at least my monitor doesn't flicker anymore haha.
  4. TDP_Equinox

    All VGA connections have flicker

    Forgot to mention that I've tried a different cable. I haven't tried a new power supply though, that is a very valid point. BRB, giving this a shot.
  5. TDP_Equinox

    All VGA connections have flicker

    On my VGA display, I see this scrolling line affect. I'm out of ideas at this point; I've tried everything I can think of. This scrolling happens when a display is connected to this machine by VGA. I have tried different displays, different cables, and I've even installed a GPU with VGA to eliminate the motherboard. It happens when plugged into the VGA on either the onboard connector, or an external GPU. I've tried windows 10, and windows 8.1 It does not happen when plugged into another type of connector like HDMI or DVI. BIOS is up to date, windows and driver are up to date. I'm leaning towards motherboard or cpu failure, but even that doesn't make much sense; since an external GPU does the same thing. If anyone has any ideas, I'd love to hear them. Thanks,
  6. TDP_Equinox

    Windows 10 sound

    I highly recommend using EarTrumpet over the stock volume mixer. Ever since ten was launched, I've had nothing but problems with it from not remembering my app volumes, to randomly turning apps down on me. https://microsoft.com/en-us/p/eartrumpet/9nblggh516xp?activetab=pivot%3aoverviewtab
  7. The issue is with their extension, not the website. I don't believe it to be malicious. If the intent was to mine crypto off customers machines, there are much easier ways to do it. I do, however, think that there may be an error in the extension causing the high system usage.
  8. Revisiting this; I've re installed Honey on 3 machines now. One my main machine; Notices high CPU usage from chrome immediately after installing honey. Removing Honey resolves this. In Chrome task manager, Honey process uses a significant amount of CPU. (GPU Usage in screenshot not related to Honey - Youtube). Malwarebytes no longer flags crypto - first flag was actually for my eth miner, but not it's location. Two, my work machine; Notices high CPU usage from chrome immediately after installing - new chrome profile with different extensions. Removing Honey resolves this. Same usage in chrome task manager. Three, my server; Notices high CPU usage from chrome immediately after installing - Brand new chrome install, no extensions. Removing Honey resolves this. Same usage in chrome task manager. All machines notice slowdowns in Youtube playback when above 1X playback speed with Honey installed, but not when it's removed. Main machine - 4790K Work machine - 4770K Server - 3770k. 16GB + on all. This no longer seems like a malware issue, and more like a bug; issue still very much present however.
  9. TDP_Equinox

    1050 ti vs 1070 ti for 4k editing?

    Yes; however depending on what affects you're putting on the clips, the 1050 ti might be suuuper slow about it. Also, depending on the software. Vegas, for example, doesn't play very well with CUDA. Premiere on the other hand uses about 80% of the GPU in my testing.
  10. TDP_Equinox

    The Sleepy 8 Core Gateway K7-700

    I wonder where you got that 8120..
  11. TDP_Equinox

    What should I review next?

    I bought 3 other "Gaming/Office" style chairs in the $300-350 range, and returned them all. I bought a Maxnomic Office Comfort chair and haven't looked back. They're simply superior to the other options in the same price range.
  12. TDP_Equinox

    Iso file trouble

    If it was installed without mounting, that would likely be it. Windows 10 has a built in iso mounting tool. Just double click on the iso to mount it and it pretends to be a drive; works fairly well even with older software. If that doesn't work, the iso may be broken or there may be some patch you need to install to get it to work on windows 10.
  13. TDP_Equinox

    Iso file trouble

    What version of windows? Is the file legit? Is the ISO mounted? Did you install from the mounted ISO, or extract it and install from the folder?
  14. I have 100% faith that LTT looks into their sponsors; and I have no doubt that it passed their vetting process at the time. Just wanted to point this out for obvious reasons.